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Two speeches

When it comes to leadership and persuasion, cognitive phenomena may not be as maladaptive as they are sometimes portrayed

Koen Smets
7 min readFeb 24, 2023

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This past week saw two important speeches by two of the most powerful political leaders of the planet. Both were made against the background of the first anniversary of the start of the Ukraine war, and the geopolitical situation was…

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Koen Smets

Accidental behavioural economist in search of wisdom. Uses insights from (behavioural) economics in organization development. On Twitter as @koenfucius